New Traditions provides gender-specific behavioral health services for women since 2008 in Seattle, WA via contracts with King County Behavioral Health Organization and the State of Washington to serve medicaid eligible women and their families in the White Center neighborhood in Seattle, WA. The services at New Traditions include WA State certified substance use disorder evaluation and outpatient treatment, specialized services for Pregnant and Parenting Women, free on-site childcare, comprehensive case management services. New Traditions clinical team collaboratively works with Child Welfare system, Criminal Justice system, and other providers to advocate for our clients' complex needs as women as well as parents in early recovery.
To provide gender-specific substance use disorder treatment that focuses on reconnecting women with themselves, their families and their communities
We believe that every person can change. We work to honor the unique hopes that each of our clients and their families bring in seeking recovery. As a team, we pursue service delivery with optimism and the knowledge that together, we can create opportunities for transformation.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive community at New Traditions. We strive to understand how social injustice and other forms of trauma influence the lives of our community members, and to compassionately and respectfully create an environment for healing. Our board of directors and staff are accountable to racial equity work, and to applying a social justice lens to all current and future services.
We believe that collaboration is at the heart of every meaningful change. We work to support and restore family relationships for those in recovery. We know that this work is challenging, but that families are worth saving and that together, we can make our community stronger through recovery.
We pledge to be trustworthy partners to those who access, implement, and invest in our work. We believe in measuring progress and holding ourselves accountable as individuals participating in recovery, staff working to guide clients and families, and the board governing New Tradition’s excellence in services.
What We Do
New Traditions works with approximately 100 women every month. Over 80% of our clients are pregnant or parenting, so we take a family-based approach to services and programmatic growth. We strive to develop inclusive programming for historically marginalized community members. As a result, almost 60% of New Traditions’ clients are women and families of color. We incorporate trauma-informed practices to address the strong correlation between our clients’ experiences of physical and sexual violence, and addiction.
While our services are trauma-informed, we know that survivors of trauma need specialized services to help them process and heal while also maintaining sobriety. Looking forward, New Traditions will implement a licensed mental health program for families.
As we continue to experience financial stability and programmatic growth, New Traditions is also exploring the potential for remodeling our current building or obtaining a new location to better meet our potential development.
While New Traditions has strong funding sources through state contracts, we would like to diversify our funding streams and explore investments, grants, and development of a philanthropic community.